What Do You Want Jesus to Say?


“Master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servantMatthew 25:23

One evening, our six-year old granddaughter, Tia, came into our house with a piece of paper and pencil in hand. She had a Sunday school project.

Grandma,” she said, “I want to draw your foot.” So I obediently put my bare foot on the paper and she drew around it. Then she wanted to know what I wanted Jesus to say to me when I met Him face to face.

Well, that’s easy,” I said to her, “I want Jesus to say, ‘Good job, Katherine!’

So, with her mom’s help she carefully printed, “Good job, Katherine“. beside the drawing of my big foot.

The next Sunday, the church gymnasium had a whole wall covered with grandparents’ footprints. Good job! Faithful servants of our Lord!

One winter, Marvin and I traveled in Southern California. One of the highlights of this trip was meeting long-time friends and co-workers, men and women who have been serving the Lord for many, many years.

We celebrated with Warren and Diane Willis. They had been in ministry for over 30 years.

The Willis’ have been faithful. Faithful to God, faithful to their call, faithful to each other, faithful to their children and grandchildren. Only when they get to heaven will they see all the results of their faithfulness, but even now, we know that thousands of people gave their lives to Jesus Christ because this couple remained faithful. I am certain Jesus will say to them, “Well done, good and faithful servants!”

What do you want Jesus to say to you when you meet Him face to face?

Father, as we leave our footprints here on earth, we ask ourselves, “Where are we leading those who are following?” May they find us faithful to You until death. Amen.

by Katherine Kehler
used by permission


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